Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Prime Minister salutes Team NZ win


Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the successful defence of the America's Cup by Team New Zealand was a superb victory which demonstrated New Zealand's ability to compete successfully against the best in the world.

"Sir Peter Blake, Russell Coutts and the whole team of Team New Zealand can take a bow. They have performed magnificently.

"New Zealand is the first country outside the United States to defend the America's Cup successfully. What is more remarkable is that Team New Zealand achieved this feat in the face of significant challenges from far larger nations like Italy, the USA, Japan, France, Switzerland, Spain and Australia.

"Winning the America's Cup requires more than just superb sailing skills and determination. It also requires excellence in yacht design and years of planning and organisation.

"This result demonstrates that New Zealand has the technology, innovation, and management skills to compete at the highest level.

"Auckland and New Zealand can now look forward to hosting another America's Cup regatta. The spin-offs in terms of economic impact and international coverage have already been immense.

"I would like to thank the Prada team, and all the syndicates who sailed in the challenger series. The remarkable spirit of goodwill in which the entire regatta has been conducted is a tribute to every team and was a key factor in the overwhelming success of the event," Helen Clark said.


Contact: The Prime Minister is in Australia until (NZ time) 8.00pm. Mark Watts is travelling with the PM. His tel is 0061-401-101-269. Or contact David Lewis on 025-409 492.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Another Reason To Loathe HR Departments (And On The Teachers Strike)

This morning’s news item about Police emergency call centre staff turning up for work while they’re sick – because they’re afraid their sick leave statistics will be used against them, and their jobs put in jeopardy – is not an isolated case...

Obviously, sick people shouldn’t be being treated by doctors and nurses who are themselves sick and potentially infectious. Similarly, Police emergency calls also need to be fielded by people who’re feeling alert, and on top of their game. More>>

 
 

MPs' Computers To Be Searched: Inquiry Into Leak On Simon Bridges' Expenses

An inquiry has been launched to find out who leaked the National Party's expenses to the media... Parliament's speaker, Trevor Mallard, said a Queen's Counsel would lead the inquiry with the help of an employment lawyer and also someone with forensic IT skills. More>>

ALSO:

Teachers Strike: Nationwide Rallies And Marches

Teachers and principals voted for a full day strike to be held on 15 August to send a strong message to the Government that the current collective agreement offers from the Ministry of Education would not fix the crisis in teaching. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: City Council Ends Its Support For Jackson’s Movie Museum

The Wellington City Council and the Movie Museum Limited have today announced a mutually-agreed parting of the ways for a joint project between the Council’s Convention Centre and TMML’s Movie Museum... Both parties remain optimistic for the future of their respective projects. More>>

Pay Equity: Historic Settlement For Education Support Workers

The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) and the Ministry of Education today signed Terms of Settlement to address a pay equity claim for 329 support workers who work with very young children in early childhood and primary schools. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Stereotypes About Jacinda Ardern

Routinely, female politicians get depicted as either show ponies or battle axes, with little room for anything else in between. .. More>>

Weekend Interviews: "Discriminatory And Racist" Aussie Deportations

The former president of Australia’s Human Rights Commission Gillian Triggs says deportations have risen dramatically in Australia since 2014 when ministers and ministerial delegates were given the power to cancel visas - and half of those being deported are New Zealanders. "These are massive numbers, actually escalating dramatically."... More>>

ALSO:

Legal Challenge: Prisoner Has 9 Boxes Of Documents Seized

Human rights organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa says a prisoner they advocate for has had 9 boxes of legal documents seized from him just days before his case against the Department of Corrections was to be heard. More>>

Single-Use Plastic Bags: Govt To Phase Them Out

Single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out over the next year, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage announced today. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages